We pick the best supplements to give you that perfect winter shine
Winter's on its way and it won't be long before Jack Frost and his sidekicks - wind, ice and rain - batter our carefully nurtured summer glow. To strengthen our skin and hair against winter elements, it's vital to build up our natural defences from the inside out.
The superfoods and vitamin E within your Spoonfed Suppers healthy eating plan go a long way to boosting your nails, hair and complexion. But taking super-nourishing oil supplements can reinforce the benefits of eating well.
We recommend the following:
Battered by the elements?
< Solgar Advanced Antioxidant Formula, £34.80 for 120 (amazon.co.uk); take 2 a day
Vitamin E, zinc and selenium all help protect the skin from the ravages of cold weather.
Suffer skin redness?
< Neal's Yard Remedies Power Berry Complex, £17.95 for 60 (nealsyardremedies.com); take 1 to 3 a day
The cold can worsen broken capillaries. Thanks to an extract of bilberry, these superfood berry smoothies in a capsule can strengthen the capilleries. It also contains açai, the potent antioxidant superfood, as well as B vitamins and omega 3s.
A lack of Vitamin-D?
< Better You D-Lux 1000 Spray, £17.20 for 15ml (amazon.co.uk)
When exposed to sunlight, vitamin D is made in the skin. It's vital for absorbing calcium. Hence, in winter, we can be deficient in calcium because we don't make enough vitamin D. To help boost vitamin D in the blood supply, a sublingual (under the tongue) supplement can be really beneficial.
Weak hair and nails?
< Imedeen Hair & Nails Capsules, £23.49 for 60 (boots.com); take 1 a day
You may have strong nails and hair, but you can be sure that the bitter cold will weaken them. So take these capsules, which contain silica and biotin, to help protect from within.
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